DC Daily: Trump says any NAFTA deal with Mexico may include immigration enforcement conditions

Singer Shania Twain sorry for Trump remarks
Posted at 8:15 AM, Apr 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 11:20:18-04

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Trump says Mexico “must stop” people from entering U.S.
-- President Trump Monday morning called on Mexico to stop illegal immigration into the U.S. and said a new NAFTA pact may include immigration-related conditions.

The president tweeted: “Despite the Democrat inspired laws on Sanctuary Cities and the Border being so bad and one sided, I have instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security not to let these large Caravans of people into our Country. It is a disgrace. We are the only Country in the World so naive! WALL”

He then followed with: “Mexico, whose laws on immigration are very tough, must stop people from going through Mexico and into the U.S. We may make this a condition of the new NAFTA Agreement. Our Country cannot accept what is happening! Also, we must get Wall funding fast.”

Earlier this month, Trump said the U.S. is renegotiating the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. However, he insisted border security would have to be included in any deal.

Shania Twain apologizes after saying she would have voted for Trump
Singer Shania Twain has apologized for saying she would have backed Donald Trump if she had been eligible to vote in the 2016 US presidential election.

The Canadian said on Twitter that she did not "hold any common moral beliefs" with Trump and regretted appearing to endorse him in an interview with the Guardian that was published Sunday.

"I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest," the newspaper quoted her as saying. "Do you want straight or polite? Not that you shouldn't be able to have both. If I were voting, I just don't want bulls**t. I would have voted for a feeling that it was transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?" Twain said.

But late Sunday the country star tweeted a four-part apology.

"I would like to apologise to anybody I have offended in a recent interview with the Guardian relating to the American President. The question caught me off guard. As a Canadian, I regret answering this unexpected question without giving my response more context."

"I am passionately against discrimination of any kind and hope it’s clear from the choices I have made, and the people I stand with, that I do not hold any common moral beliefs with the current President"

"I was trying to explain, in response to a question about the election, that my limited understanding was that the President talked to a portion of America like an accessible person they could relate to, as he was NOT a politician"

"My answer was awkward, but certainly should not be taken as representative of my values nor does it mean I endorse him. I make music to bring people together. My path will always be one of inclusivity, as my history shows."

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Trump bashes Democrats as Pompeo nomination looms
-- With a full Senate confirmation hearing looming for Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo, President Trump criticized Democrats for being “obstructionists.”

In a tweet Monday morning, Trump said: "Hard to believe Obstructionists May vote against Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State. The Dems will not approve hundreds of good people, including the Ambassador to Germany. They are maxing out the time on approval process for all, never happened before. Need more Republicans!"

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected to vote on Pompeo’s nomination Monday, but the CIA head may not receive enough votes for a recommendation -- with a majority of the Democrats in the panel set to vote against him.

Additionally, GOP Sen. Rand Paul said he would not vote in favor of Pompeo.

CNN contributed to this report